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PSLO Energy Mission to Washington DC


PSLO Energy Mission to Washington DC


Energy company representatives from eight countries joined the 4th edition of the Private Sector Liaison Officers (PSLO) Energy Mission to Washington DC May 4-7, 2015, to meet with key energy experts at the World Bank Group (WBG), Inter-American Development Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, and USAID. Organized jointly by PSLO Network members from Austria, Canada, France, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United States, in collaboration with the WBG, the three-day conference provided a platform for the 90 private sector participants to engage with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and gain insights in their respective energy sector priorities, portfolios, and business opportunities. By bringing together energy companies from several countries, the mission also provided a unique opportunity for networking among participants with a view to collaboration and potential partnerships.

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Shane Jaffer, PSLO for Alberta (Canada)


Shane Jaffer, PSLO for Alberta (Canada) since 2004


Shane has been with the Government of Alberta since 1998 and joined the Private Sector Liaison Officer (PSLO) Network in 2004. In his current role, he works with Alberta firms interested in working on projects funded by International Financial Institutions (IFIs) including the World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank, and Asian Development Bank.  This includes organizing IFI business outreach seminars, supporting companies with IFI project business opportunities, and coordinating trade missions to developing countries and to Washington DC. He also oversees the Alberta International Development Office (AIDO), which accesses public sector expertise to partner with the private sector on international development projects.

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Highlights of Recent Events
Global Economic Prospects 2015 report

PSLO Network Webinar Series

 
June 23 - Ms. Franziska Ohnsorge, lead author, presented the Global Economic Prospects 2015 report.

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Follow-up mission to Senegal and Ghana

Mission to Senegal and Ghana 

 
May 31-June 5 - Some 60 participants took part in the PSLO Follow-up Business Mission to Senegal and Ghana, organized by PSLOs for Belgium.

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European Private Sector Liaison Officers Retreat in Berlin

European PSLOs Retreat 

 
May 20-22 - Some 30 representatives joined the European PSLOs Retreat held in Berlin, organized in collaboration with the PSLOs for Germany.

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Business Seminar in Stockholm

MDB Seminar in Stockholm 

 
April 21 - Some 40 companies attended a procurement seminar focused on infrastructure in Africa and Latin America organized by PSLO Mariem Skoog.

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Transport Seminar in Seville

Transport Seminar in Seville 

 
April 7 - Aurelio Menendez, WB Practice Manager in Transport for the Latin America & Caribbean region, addressed Spanish companies at a seminar organized by PSLO Reyes Gavilan.

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Save the date
IFI Networking Event in Dublin

IFI Networking Event in Dublin 

 
September 23-24, 2015 - Organized by Consulting Ireland in partnership with PSLOs from France, Ireland, and Spain. For more information, please contact Brian Martin or Seamus McCann.
Transport Mission to Washington DC

Transport Mission to Washington DC

 
Date to be determined - Contact: Elise Laferriere (PSLO for Montreal).

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Agriculture Mission

Agriculture Mission 

 
Spring 2016 - Contact: Shane Jaffer (PSLO for Alberta) and Commerijn Plomp (PSLO for the Netherlands)

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Mission to Cote d’Ivoire & Burkina Faso

Mission to Cote d’Ivoire & Burkina Faso 

 
Spring 2016 - Contact: Johan Malin (PSLO for Belgium).

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Useful Resources
PPP Knowledge Lab

PPP Knowledge Lab 

 
The PPP Knowledge Lab is a curated, comprehensive and easy-to-use online resource on public-private partnerships. Although the use of public-private partnerships to design, build and deliver infrastructure worldwide has grown enormously in the past decade, the availability of information to support governments and their advisors has not kept pace. The PPP Knowledge Lab fills that gap. More information

WBG Finances Mobile Application 

 
The World Bank Group Finances free mobile application allows users to quickly access its portfolio of projects, finances, and procurement data.Transparency and accountability are essential to the development process at the World Bank Group and central to achieving the Bank's mission to alleviate poverty. This mobile app complements the World Bank Group Finances website. More information

World Bank Procurement Policy Review Consultations

 
The Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) and the Audit Committee of the World Bank's Board of Executive Directors endorsed a Proposed New Framework for Procurement in Procurement in World Bank Investment Project Finance: Phase II in June 2015. The full Board of Executive Directors will discuss final approval of the proposed Procurement Policy on July 21, 2015More information

Review and Update of the World Bank Safeguard Policies


A revised second draft of the Environmental and Social Framework has been submitted to CODE.  CODE will begin discussing the revised draft at a first meeting on June 24, 2015. A second meeting is scheduled for July 1, 2015More information

Doing Business: Measuring Business Regulations


The Doing Business project provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 189 economies and selected cities at the subnational level. More information
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